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Like data science and machine learning? Tune in to the Data Lab Podcast

There’s a new tech podcast in town from recent Delaware transplant <b>Dan Larson</b> and <b>CompassRed’s</b> <b>Patrick Callahan</b>: meet the <i>Data Lab Podcast</i>.The duo has …

Data Science

15 Big Data, Analytics, and Data Science Influencers You Should Be Following

The data industry is a rapidly evolving space with the development of new technologies, methodologies, and platforms almost every other day. So, …

Data Science

Basic Statistics Every Data Scientist Should Know

Data science, Sigma Six, analytics, business intelligence, all are different sides of the same multi-sided polygon. Each have different tools, …

Data Science

Advice for non-traditional data scientists

I have a pretty strange background for a data scientist. In my career I’ve sold electric razors, worked on credit derivatives during the 2008 …

Machine Learning

No More Excuses: 10 Best Ways to Learn Analytics Online

You know business analytics are crucial to the success of your organization. You know you need to improve your working BI knowledge.<p>But you don’t …

Data Science

277 Data Science Key Terms, Explained

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>This post presents a collection of data science related key terms with concise, no-nonsense definitions, organized into 12 …

Analyzing Google Trends Data in R

(This article was first published on <b>R Programming – DataScience+</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Google Trends shows the changes in the …

This Chrome Extension Reveals Exactly How Facebook Uses Your Data

Over two billion people use Facebook every month, which means the social media giant has data on a broad cross section of the world’s population. But …

How to Become a Data Scientist

Data science educator Jose Portilla provides this definitive guide on becoming a data scientist, which includes everything from resources for …

How to Extract and Clean Data From PDF Files in R

Do you need to extract the right data from a list of PDF files but right now you’re stuck?<p>If yes, you’ve come to the right place.<p><i>Note: This article</i> …

Natural Language Processing

There has to be a better path into linear algebra for people motivated by data analysis

So much mathematics!<p>Many intending data analysts and data scientists wonder how much mathematics they need for them to be competent at their analytic …

Data Science

32 Books That Will Make You a More Well-rounded Person

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't …

Books

28 FREE Ivy League Computer Science Courses

While Ivy League schools offer some of the best technology courses, they are highly selective and extremely hard to get into. On top of that they can …

Online Education

The complete guide to not going to college

Kids grow up and go to college. Such is the norm. And yes—you could. Perhaps should. Think of the current economic climate, which all but requires people entering the workforce to arrive at job interviews brandishing their university transcript; think of the social benefits, the broadening of …

College & University

The mostly complete chart of Neural Networks, explained

The zoo of neural network types grows exponentially. One needs a map to navigate between many emerging architectures and approaches.<p>Fortunately, …

Deep Learning

What Is Exploratory Data Analysis?

We talk a lot about the science side of data analysis and BI — the calculations and algorithms needed to perform complex queries. Sure, a big part of …

Vital Statistics You Never Learned…Because They’re Never Taught

<b>By Kevin Gray and Frank Harrell</b> <b>KG:</b><i> Starting from the beginning, what is statistics and how did it come about? Could you give us a short definition</i> …

Data Science

Learning data science? Steal this data scientist’s list of resources to get started

Many people have asked me how to improve or even start with data science. Coming from an economics and accounting background, I had limited exposure …

Data Science

Want to analyze millions of scientific papers all at once? Here’s the best way to do it

With more than a million scientific papers produced each year, keeping on top of the latest research is becoming an impossible task. That’s why a …

June 2017 New Package Picks

(This article was first published on <b>R Views</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Two hundred and thirty-eight new packages were added to CRAN in …

Data Science

Data science simplified: Statistical learning you can understand

In the first article of this series, I touched on key concepts and processes of data science. In this article, I will dive a bit deeper. First, I …

Machine Learning

Making data science accessible

Tree methods are commonly used in data science to understand patterns within data and to build predictive models. The term Tree Methods covers a …

Data Science

6 online data science courses to launch your career

Want to be a data scientist? Third-level institutions and full-time education aren’t the only way you can learn essential data science skills.<p>Data …

Here Are (Approximately) 3000 Free Data Sources You Can Use Right Now

If you need data about government activity, the welfare of Mother Earth and her children, finance, economies, industry, weather and climate, or any of a myriad of social and scientific concerns, you can get it right now, free of charge.<p>Thousands of municipal, state, and national governments now …

Open Data

In the knowledge economy, we need a Netflix of education

Rob Harles Contributor<p>Rob Harles is managing director at Accenture Interactive.<p>Karl Mehta Contributor<p>Karl Mehta is the founder and chief executive of EdCast, Inc. and the founder of Code For India.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Lessons from Dharamsala on business and life<br>• In a knowledge economy …

Machine Learning

Amazing low-cost, off-grid Lifehaus homes are made from recycled materials

This amazing home by Lifehaus blends low-cost off-grid appeal with with holistic living and luxurious details. The Lebanon-based company started by …

Hacking statistics or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Calculus and Love Stats Exercises (Part-1)

(This article was first published on <b>R-exercises</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Statistics are often taught in school by and for people who …

Data-Driven Extraction of a Nested Model of Human Brain Function.

2017 Jul 26;37(30):7263-7277. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0323-17.2017. Epub 2017 Jun 20.<p>1Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, …

Neuroscience

You Don't Need A Fancy Education To Start A Data Analytics Career

When I taught statistics classes, the diverse backgrounds of my students was a constant source of variety and challenge.<p>At the start of nearly every introductory class, someone would timidly apologize. “Please bear with me. I haven’t used statistics since I was in school. That was ten [or 8, or 3, …

Data Science